Rhythm and rhyme: Time to rhyme
7 September 2009Add to My Folder
Introduce the children to simple phonics and phonemes with these fun rhyming activities
1 Rhyming pairs
Discover rhyme through simple matching games
Communication, Language and Literacy
Linking Sounds and Letters
Development matters: enjoy rhyming and rhythmic activities (30-50 months); hear and say the initial sound in words and know which letters represent some of the sounds (40-60+ months).
Early learning goal: link sounds to letters, naming and sounding the letters of the alphabet.
What you need
Group size: small groups.
Pairs of rhyming objects, for example, shell and bell, toy house and mouse; tray; ‘Rhyming pairs’ activity sheet.
What to do
Fill a tray with pairs of rhyming objects, such as a shell and a bell. Hold up two objects at random. Ask the children to say the names of the objects aloud. Do they sound the same or do they sound different? Discuss the meaning of rhyme with the children.
Invite a child to choose an object and find one that rhymes with it. Then, give each child a copy of the activity sheet and ask them to find pairs of rhyming words.
Name pairs of rhyming objects with the children to raise their awareness of rhyming sounds.
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